HILLSBOROUGH, N.C - NORTH CARLINA (AP) - A North Carolina man who would have eligible for parole in November after serving a life sentence for killing a girl has pleaded guilty to raping and killing another girl.
Multiple media outlets reported that 61-year-old George Richard Fisher pleaded guilty Wednesday in Orange County court in Hillsborough to first-degree murder in the death of 7-year-old Carrie Wilkerson of Carrboro in 1984. He also pleaded guilty to first-degree rape and first-degree arson.
Fisher was serving a life sentence for sexually assaulting and killing 8-year-old Jean Fewel of Chapel Hill in 1985. District Attorney Jim Woodall says Fisher would have been eligible for parole soon if not for the new convictions.